Building site near existing Hinkley Point power plant
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Hinkley Point nuclear plant to get final approval

20 October 2013 Last updated at 19:10 BST

Britain's first new nuclear power plant for a generation, at Hinkley Point in Somerset, should get the final go-ahead from the government on Monday.

French-owned energy giant EDF is leading the consortium building the plant, with significant financial backing and the plant's design coming from China.

Joe Lynam reports.